New support line looks out for mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

Uniting Communities is proud to deliver a new telephone and video support line launched on Tuesday for people struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An initiative of the State Government, the SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line provides phone and online video counselling support to people dealing with increased anxiety and mental health challenges during… 

Uniting Communities joins call for COVID-19 energy relief package

“The most vulnerable people in our communities are also the people at greatest risk of COVID-19 impacts. It is crucial that energy businesses and governments act promptly to reduce the risk of further financial pain and the emotional anguish from uncertainty for the most vulnerable people in our community.” Uniting Communities has joined an alliance… 

Our response to COVID-19

Uniting Communities is proactively monitoring updates on COVID-19 as they become available and as the situation unfolds. We want to assure our clients and their loved ones, our staff and volunteers, our funders and partners, and the broader community that we are following the Department of Health’s advice to implement measures that will best support… 

Adelaide’s revolutionary ‘U City’ to be officially opened by Australia’s Governor-General

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley will be visiting Adelaide tomorrow, Friday March 13 to officially open Australia’s most innovative mixed-use development – U City – in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. Three years in the making, the Uniting Communities development is a unique… 

National Apology to the Stolen Generation

Written by Michael Robertson and the Kurlana Tampawardli team The National Apology to the Stolen Generation was introduced and offered by Kevin Rudd 12 years ago today.  This was based on recognising individual, family and group trauma suffered as a result of policies of forced child removal and assimilation. It also enshrined and launched further… 

Changing Places for a more accessible Adelaide

Uniting Communities’ U City building has become home to the first 24/7 Changing Places facility in the CBD, achieving full accreditation with Changing Places Technical Standards in early December. Changing Places are best-practice bathrooms for people living with disability and their support people. They include a hoist and other customised features to give people a… 

Opinion piece: Bushfires a timely reminder to be prepared

As published in The Advertiser’s Boomer lift-out on Monday 20 January. Like me, I’m sure many of you have been watching the bushfire crisis unfold around Australia with a sense of horror and helplessness – and we are only in the middle of the fire season. For those of us living in high risk areas,… 

Temporary bushfire accommodation available at U City

Uniting Communities is shocked and saddened by the current bushfire crisis, and understands that many people in our community have been affected and displaced. Finding temporary accommodation during this time can be difficult. Uniting Communities is making its U City Accessible Serviced Apartments available at no charge for people requiring temporary accommodation during this devastating… 

Opinion piece: Let’s change someone’s world this Christmas

While the festive season can bring a great deal of joy and happiness, it can also be a time of sadness and change for many. As we age, our risk of isolation can increase and, as a result, older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. Due to health and physical changes, some people…